Street Faire in Review
What a magical summer. The Faire had record numbers and, more importantly, record amounts of fun. Opening up to the south was a big success, allowing more people to share in the event with less congestion – with one Little exception. Thank you to everyone who volunteered, sponsored, danced, smiled, and helped make this “the way life should be” for a few hours every Friday night!
From Marcia Ball’s blog, “We just love Louisville, Colorado! Three years running, playing the Street Faire to a big, happy, dancing audience and then going to the Empire Lounge and Restaurant for dinner. Oh, boy and yum! We also made off with three kinds of bread from Susan Bright, and reporting in right now – excellent!”
Viva La Festivals!
All month long the streets will be rockin’ with tons of activities including Fall Festival, Oktoberfest and the ArtsFest.
Fall Festival 2011
Labor Day Weekend
September 2 – 5
There’s Magic in the Air this weekend as the Fall Festival hosts a variety of activities including the 17th Annual Senior Dinner, Coal Creek Crossing 5K 10 Mile and Kids Fun Run, Horseshoe Tournaments, Pet Parade and the 16th Annual Fall Motorfest. Food and craft booths all day long and live music featuring The Bandits.
First Annual Louisville ArtsFest
3 – 10 pm
Discover the many ways you can be inspired to have fun and unleash your hidden talents at the First Annual Louisville ArtsFest brought to you by ArtsHub. The event is the largest hands-on art participation event of its kind in the area, featuring an ensemble of regional artists representing all forms of visual and performing arts. Celebrate art in Louisville with fun, food, drink and music all day long.
The Art of Film
7 – 10 pm
820 Main St.
As part of the Louisville ArtsFest, the Café will sponsor a celebration of short films by local filmmakers and classic cinema. Enjoy food and drink on the patio. Donations will benefit Old Town Cinema.
The First Annual Louisville Oktoberfest
First Friday Art Walk
4 – 9 pm
Raise a stein and have some fun at the best beer party in town. The event will feature live music by the Vern Baumer Jazz Quintet, The Tom Allan Polka Band and The Beloved Invaders.
Art Opening and Reception
940 Main Street
6 – 9 pm
The Gallery features the contemporary realism of painter Claire Evans of Boulder County. Claire paints mostly in oil, and her classical training shines through with her attention to detail in form and color. 303-862-6866.
Creative Framing and Art Gallery
Art Opening and Reception
916 Main St.
6 – 9 pm
Celebrate culture and color in a dramatic new show featuring the work of four artists: Jackie Friesth, Roger Mordhorst, Taunya Bruns and Sheryl Mercure. Opening reception includes live music, refreshments and a chance to meet the artists. Show runs through October.
26th Annual National Fine Art Show
Louisville Art Association
7 – 9 pm
The opening reception includes live entertainment and refreshments. Free and open to the public. Art work from all across the United States will be judged by Arleta Pech and there will be $3,000 in awards.
Sunday, September 4 & Monday, September 5: 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday thru Friday, September 6 – 9: 4 – 7 pm
Friday, Wine & Cheese Reception: 5 – 7 pm
Saturday, September 10th: 10 am – 5 pm (Live Demonstrations throughout the day)
Sunday, September 11th: 10 am – 4 pm (Show closes at 4 pm)
Dana V Music Expands
901 Front Street
Dana V. Music has expanded and is now pleased to announce registration for fall classes. Classes include private voice, piano, viola, violin, guitar, and flute, as well as group keyboarding, music fundamentals, eurhythmics and Flatiron Chorales. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-240-1658.
The Fork a Social Lab
The Fork has added Rome native, Valerio Castellano, to its chef roster, preparing traditional Italian dinners twice each month through the rest of the year. You can find all menus and the full schedule of dates for chef dinners and classes online at forksociallab.squarespace.com or call 720.226.5291
Old Town Cinema
Family Film Extravaganza
Old Town Cinema presents a community outdoor screening of the 1980’s quirky classic Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Generously sponsored by Lucky Pie, Assorted Candy, Sweet Cow and others. Door prizes and a “Come as Pee Wee” contest (yes ride your bike!). Movie starts at 7:30 p.m. We have the food, drinks and treats... you bring the kids!
Louisville Historical Museum 25th Anniversary & Open Hours
10 am 3pm
Louisville Historical Museum
The Louisville Historical Museum opened its doors 25 years ago this Labor Day weekend! Join the fun to help recognize the Museum for having been a Main Street landmark for so many years and for the important role that it plays in our community. Also, in connection with the Louisville Public Library’s “On the Same Page” program to encourage members of our community to read the book The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan, there will be people on hand at the Museum to talk with visitors about what Louisville was like during the 1930s.
Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Louisville
Tour leaves from the front steps of the Public Library
This walking tour has the theme of “Main Street Stories” and will focus on the history of Louisville’s development as a coal mining town and the downtown commercial district.